Sofasco Adopts CDS Solution

Catalog Data Solutions CAD Downloads Adopted by Sofasco

San Jose, CA, October 23, 2007. Catalog Data Solutions (CDS), a leading provider of online product selection tools for industrial suppliers and distributors, today announced that Sofasco Inc. has adopted its CAD model download solution.

Sofasco is a Winchester, Virginia based manufacturer and international supply chain integrator of ball bearing and sleeve AC/DC axial fans, cross flow fans, blowers and chip coolers. Responding to customer requests for CAD models of its products, Sofasco decided to offer 3D CAD models for download as a component of its second generation website. “We frequently got requests from customers for CAD models” said Mike Frazier, CEO, Sofasco. “By adding 2D/3D CAD drawings as a component of our new website, we are meeting that need and already seeing hundreds of CAD downloads and a resulting increase in RFQs and sales.”

“We are delighted to have been selected by Sofasco, and our partner Net Power Marketing, for our leading online CAD model download solution”, said John Major, CEO Catalog Data Solutions, “online 3D models are an important sales and marketing tool for all industrial suppliers and distributors. With many customers moving from 2D to 3D CAD systems providing online 3D CAD model downloads often ‘locks’ products into a design so suppliers later benefit from the sales success of that design. Suppliers without 3D models on their website are at risk of losing customers to their competition who do offer 3D models”.
Studies show that over 90% of designers and engineers now use the Internet to locate components for their new designs.

Catalog Data Solutions helps industrial suppliers and distributors grow sales and strengthen customer loyalty through interactive online catalogs, ecommerce, 3D CAD model delivery and product configurator solutions.

About Sofasco™
Sofasco™ International, founded in 1981, is a manufacturer and international supply chain integrator headquartered in the USA. Our manufacturing centers are located in Taiwan, China; Hong Kong, SAR and Korea. Sofasco™ manufactures a wide range of ball bearing and sleeve AC/DC axial fans, cross flow fans, blowers and chip coolers (including specials) for a variety of environments: high humidity, high temperature and high particulate contamination. For more information visit the company's web site at

About Net Power Marketing
Net Power Marketing Inc, founded thirteen years ago, specializes in helping companies create Internet marketing programs that produce results. Specific areas of expertise include website design, development and hosting, search engine optimization, PPC advertising, internet strategy creation including E-commerce and CAD downloads. Net Power Marketing partners with Catalog Data Solutions for CAD Download capability. For more information visit the company's web site

About Catalog Data Solutions (CDS)

Founded in 2005 with headquarters in San Jose, CA, Catalog Data Solutions enables industrial suppliers to Get Found, Get Selected and Get Locked-in by reaching the design decision maker at the front of the $4T manufacturing market. CDS hosted solutions include CDS ModelServer™, CDS Catalog™, CDS Configurator™ and CDS Services to build CAD models and customize the software to suit your customers needs. For more information, visit